No. 3 Minnesota Duluth completes sweep of No. 1 Notre Dame, 3-1

game action between University of Notre Dame vs Minnesota Duluth at Compton Family Ice Arena on October 27, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Mike Miller/Fighting Irish Media)
The No. 3 Bulldogs completed their weekend sweep of top-ranked Notre Dame, 3-1, in what was a rematch of last year’s national title game (Mike Miller/Fighting Irish Media)

It will likely be a short-lived stay at the top of the poll for Notre Dame as the Irish fell to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth, 3-1, completing the weekend sweep of the two-game series for the Bulldogs.

Minnesota Duluth jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a first-period tally by Kobe Roth and a Noah Cates goal early in the second.

After Bobby Nardella drew the Irish within a goal with 15:17 remaining, it was another Cates, this time brother Jackson, who added the insurance goal for Minnesota Duluth.

Both Jackson and Noah Cates finished the game with a goal and an assist each for the Bulldogs.

Hunter Shepard stopped 27 shots to earn the win while Cale Morris saved 20 in defeat for the Irish.

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No. 18 Northeastern 3, No. 2 St. Cloud State 2
Trailing 2-0 late in the second, Northeastern scored the game’s final three goals to upset second-ranked St. Cloud State, 3-2, handing them their first loss of the season.

St. Cloud grabbed a lead on a first period goal by Blake Lizotte and a tally by Jack Ahcan with 4:49 left in the second.

But an Eric Williams goal with 1:38 left in the second gave host Northeastern life.

Early in the third, Biagio Lerario knotted things on the power play and Grant Jozefek’s fourth of the season with 6:25 remaining was the game-winner.

Cayden Prime stopped 25 shots for Northeastern.